Atta Boy Dan makes victorious Meadows return
September 25, 2015
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Competing at The Meadows for the first time since Aug. 1, Atta Boy Dan showed his customary fondness for his home track as he survived a wicked 26.3 opening panel and captured Friday’s (September 25) $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace.
Atta Boy Dan’s travels took him to Harrah’s Philadelphia, Scioto Downs and Charlottetown, where he finished second in the final of the Gold Cup and Saucer. The 6-year-old Western Terror-Dropitlikeitshot gelding was as sharp as usual at The Meadows, winning a three-ply battle for the early lead and rolling home in 1:50.1 for Dave Palone. Long shot Dealin Dan shot the Lightning Lane for second, 2-1/4 lengths back, with Mattamerican third.
Ron Burke trains Atta Boy Dan, who now boasts $410,192 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC.
Jim Pantaleano piloted four winners and Mike Wilder three on the 15-race card. (Meadows)